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Plant Production Systems

  • Number of crop (all plant systems) producers increasing/improving knowledge, attitudes, and/or skills as related to: 1. Best management production practices (cultural, nutrient, and genetics) 2. Pest/insect, disease, weed, wildlife management 3. Financial/Farm management tools and practices (business, marketing, government policy, human resources) 4. Alternative agriculture, bioenergy, and value-added enterprises
  • Number of producers who gain skills or knowledge to increase production for local markets
  • Number of producers who improve local food marketing skills or knowledge
  • Number of Extension initiated and controlled county demonstration test sites
  • Number of pesticide applicators receiving continuing education credits
  • Number of pesticide credit hours provided
  • Number of Certified Crops Advisors receiving continuing education credits
  • Number of Certified Crops Advisors credit hours provided
  • Number of crop (all plant systems) producers adopting best management practices, including those practices related to nutrient management, conservation, production, cultivars, pest management (weeds, diseases, insects), business management, and marketing
  • Number of producers who diversified their marketing strategies into local markets (direct, intermediated/food service, institutional).
  • Number of new farms (beginning farmers) selling into local markets for local consumption (in this reporting period)
  • Number of producers (and other members of the local food supply chain) who have increased revenue
  • Number of producers reporting reduction in fertilizer used per acre
  • Number of acres in conservation tillage or other Best Management Practice
  • Number of producers who adopted a dedicated bioenergy crop
  • Number of acres planted to a dedicated bioenergy crop
  • Tons of feedstock delivered to processor
  • Number of farms certified as a Certified Safe Farm
  • Number of farms that made safety improvements following a CSF on-farm safety review
  • Number of participants that have adopted farm safety practices
  • Number of farmers, employees or family members adopting regular use of appropriate PPE following AgriSafe or